Benjamin Edwards

Associate Professor of Law
Expertise: Business and Securities Law, Corporate Governance, Consumer Protection, Arbitration


Benjamin Edwards researches and writes about business and securities law, corporate governance, arbitration, and consumer protection.

Before joining the UNLV Boyd School of Law in 2017, he taught at Barry University's Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law and at Michigan State University College of Law. Prior to teaching, Edwards practiced as a securities litigator in the New York office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. At Skadden, he represented clients in complex civil litigation, including securities class actions arising out of the Madoff Ponzi scheme and litigation arising out of the 2008 financial crisis.

His writing has appeared in top law reviews and journals, and news outlets including The Wall Street Journal, The Hill, and The Washington Post


  • J.D., Columbia Law School
  • B.A., University of South Carolina

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Benjamin Edwards In The News

September 25, 2019
Compliance supervisors at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management wrapped up a review this week that may send brokers scurrying to contact advisory account customers or risk having them moved to other parts of Bank of America.
Wall Street Journal
September 6, 2019
A Nevada investor’s recent victory against her former Wells Fargo broker highlights the efforts by some states to enact tougher investor protections.
August 14, 2019
Choosing a financial advisor has always been a confusing, high-stakes decision, and critics say a recent regulation designed to help consumers may actually have made it harder to know whom to trust.
El Tiempo
July 1, 2019
The proposal by Eldorado Resorts Inc. to acquire Caesars Entertainment Corp. for $ 17.3 billion will not be closed until next year, subject to regulatory approvals, but analysts are already evaluating how sports betting operators will fare. the competition